Tuesday, 26 December 2006

Boxing Day

Boxing day was cool and clear. I was awake early so I went downstairs and watched a bit of the Boxing Day cricket at the MCG - Very much enjoying the results so far, but just wish the Poms had of sent out their cricket team rather than their netball team so at least the series would be a bit more interesting...

The boys spent the morning playing with some of their new toys.

Late morning, the boys and I rode their bikes to Sonia and Alan's, and Michelle picked Nicole up with her car on the way. We rode down to the Gruenewald and through the forest, then across to the Ramsay's. It is a good ride and the boys and I had a lot of fun.

There was a lot of food left over from yesterday (even with a 14 and 17 year old in the house!), so we thought we would have lunch again (with not so much alcohol). We polished off almost everything, giving Sonia more space in her fridge.

Sonia, Michelle and Nicole then left to see a 'chick flick' called "Holiday" with Cameron Diaz (Which they really liked). The boys were left with the clean-up, and looking after the kids. We took the four kids (Alexander, Cameron, Bradley and Meghan) to the local park for a play, then back to the Ramsays, where they raced about in the yard and played inside. Stuart and James played Badminton in the yard (in shorts and t-shirts! .. The temperature was about 3 degrees!)

We were having a really pleasant afternoon, and I noticed the sky was starting to dim. It was time to hit the bikes to get home before it got pitch-dark. We almost made it, and rode the last kilometer or so in the dark (I had lights for my bike), but it was also getting a lot colder. I think that this will be the last ride of the season, as it is getting a bit chilly on the face and hands, and ice and bikes are not a pleasant combination!

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